Sunday, September 25, 2011

Martinez Sanchez wins first hard court title

Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez won the Korea Open today. She defeated Galina Voskoboeva 7-6, 7-6 in the final in Seoul. Martinez Sanchez, seeded 6th at the event, holds four other WTA titles, all of which she won at clay court tournaments. This was Voskoboeva's first WTA final.

Voskoboeva was the runner-up in the doubles competition, also. Natalie Grandin and Vladimira Uhlirova--the top seeds--defeated her and partner Vera Dushevina 7-5, 6-4. Dushevina and Voskoboeva were seeded 2nd.


van said...

Congrats to Maria! That draw was a lot tougher than what you would expect at a small tournament, and it was no easy feat to come through. Sometimes it pays to sneak under the radar!

Diane said...

I thought the same thing, Van. I was also pleased to see Voskoboeve make it to a final. Very nice for both of them.